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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B62/S27.067

EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL DIMENSION OF GREEN SCHOOLS

B. Widera
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-21-6 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 6, Vol. 2, 519-526 pp

ABSTRACT
The aim of the paper is to show how properly designed green educational buildings may influence the attitudes towards nature. Especially the learning environment dedicated to the youngest generation has huge potential for societal progression and lifestyle improvement. The authors of presented facilities search for solutions that allow high standard of architectural and environmental performance with the most limited budget. Sustainable, locally available materials as well as natural cooling and heating systems are low-cost ones and their application helps to minimize negative ecological impact. Thus created built environment promotes renewable and innovative architecture with the respect to the cultural heritage. The paper analyzes the connections between the inspirations driven from local tradition and the building’s adaptation to bioclimatic conditions. Furthermore the educational and cultural dimension of such buildings is investigated.

Keywords: sustainable education, green school design, bioclimatic architecture